Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Swordsmith Village Arc (Season 3) revealed a new trailer along with an April 9 premiere date, during a special program earlier today. MAN WITH A MISSION and milet are performing the opening theme song “Kizuna no Kiseki,” which is featured in the trailer. The first episode will be an hour-long special. The PV is region locked to Japan:
However, the trailer is also available on Twitter:
Last month the anime unveiled new voice actor information, along with a trailer dedicated to the Upper Moons. Studio ufotable is animating the third season of the hit anime series with Haruo Sotozaki as the director. The key visual also has its own trailer (again, region-locked).
In addition to the information about the new season, the anime also announced a special broadcast of the Entertainment District Arc from April 1 to April 8 in Japan. The finale of what was the second season of TV anime was also part of the special worldwide screening tour that also included the first two episodes of Swordsmith Village Arc.
Demon Slayer is based on a manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. It ran from 2016 to 2020 in the Weekly Shonen Jump and ended after 205 chapters, compiled into 23 volumes. It received an anime adaptation by the studio Ufotable in 2019 and quickly became a world-known phenomenon.
The first season had 26 episodes and was followed by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Mugen Train movie in 2020. The movie was an enormous success, both in Japan and overseas. Season 2 of Demon Slayer started in October of 2021 with a TV version of the Mugen Train arc. The movie was adapted into 7 episodes and it included a special first episode that wasn’t part of the movie. The second part of the second season was the Entertainment District Arc, which introduced a new Hashira – Tengen Uzui.
Crunchyroll is streaming the anime and describes the plot as:
It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.